bm293 Chiquita Banana and Colombian Paramilitaries

MP3 Audio [13 MB]DownloadShow URL Bananas are much more than a yellow fruit that goes good with your cereal. Behind the world’s beloved fruit is a multibillion dollar industry that has the power to create and destroy governments.

The Guatemala Banana Coup

In order to understand how it is that the world’s banana industry got to this volatile point, let’s look at various historical events that involve the big banana companies and the way they have conducted their businesses. One of the bigger moments you’ll hear the term banana and coup intersect is the Guatemala coup of […]